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Tourbillon Rosetta Stone
The Tourbillon Rosetta Stone dial features a hand-crafted fragment of the extremely rare Sahara 99555, an authentic meteorite that fell to Earth and which could hail from the planet Mercury.
Geological experts have used ultra-precise measurement techniques that suggest this rock is 4.6 billion years old – only a million years younger than the accepted minimum age of the Solar System and as such, the Sahara 99555 meteorite has been dubbed the ‘Rosetta Stone’ for early Solar System chronology.
Its greenish-grey colour throws into stark relief the central golden hour and minute hands as well as the main spring and tourbillon escapement that are revealed by the dazzling open-work dial architecture.
The escapement at 6 o’clock is mounted in a rotating tourbillon cage that helps to maximise timekeeping precision by averaging the effects of positional variations caused by gravity, while the state of wind revealed by the visible main spring at 12 o’clock provides an organic indication of the available power.
The exceptional case of this Meteoris Tourbillon comprises 50 components including the signature Louis Moinet crown guard and the display-back is just as spectacular as the dial-side, with the ‘octopus spring’ of the winding and setting mechanism taking centre stage.
Tourbillon Rosetta Stone is a unique piece and is showcased as part of the Meteoris Solar System.
Features and Indications
Dial and Hands
Movement and Finishing
Case and Strap